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    38xx Range for 350nm crossing-gctid822366

    So I am toying with a big crossing in the fall (Key West to Cancun)

    I think @ 8kt ~2mpg I will have ~35% reserve, and if I bring 50 gallons extra I will have > 45% reserve, and on one engine at a time, much better than that.

    thoughts?

    #2
    Melane Woods and her husband did it in a 38 and she even werot about it in one of her books.

    Available on Amazon Kindle "the diamond lil series"

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
    www.transferswitch4less.com

    Whats the weather like on our boat
    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


    Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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      #3
      Kev, what about a fuel stop in Havana?
      Jim Gandee
      1989 3888
      Hino 175's
      Fire Escape
      [email protected]
      Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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        #4
        Good idea- you could pick up cigars at the same time- B)
        Gibraltar, Mi.
        1986- 3870- Hino 175's
        1988 26' Shamrock/ Diesel
        14' Zodiac Bay Runner

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          #5
          See if you can find back issues of Passagemaker Magazine. A few years ago they had a good story on a 38 Bayliner making that crossing. As I recall, the seas got very rough, so much so that they had to divert to Cuba.
          1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
          2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
          Anacortes, WA
          Isla Verde, PR

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            #6
            Other than being a US citizen and wanting to remain legal without months of paperwork, I would love to stop in Cuba

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              #7
              have flown this route two times in my Bonanza, would not do it in a Bayliner of any kind. the straights of Florida are the real deal ocean. you are welcome to go in to Havana for a vist or fuel, sailboaters been doing it for years. go the other way around the south side of cuba.
              1988 3270
              135 hinos
              Seldovia ALASKA
              KEVINS UPHOLSTERY
              KEVINSBOATTOPS.COM
              Marine canvas/Upholstery
              since 1975

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                #8
                So here's a question...

                Why are you pondering a straight shot, when you could cruise from florida to Brownsville Texas on the ICW???

                Seems to me that there is lots to see along the way. Yes its further, or course it is, but why not explore the gulf states?

                If you really want or need to make the trip in one straight shot then stop at the last florida key, dry something or other as a weather hold, and make the 280 mile journey. 280/8 = 35 hours

                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                www.transferswitch4less.com

                Whats the weather like on our boat
                https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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                  #9
                  "ksanders" post=822529 wrote:
                  So here's a question...

                  Why are you pondering a straight shot, when you could cruise from florida to Brownsville Texas on the ICW???

                  Seems to me that there is lots to see along the way. Yes its further, or course it is, but why not explore the gulf states?

                  If you really want or need to make the trip in one straight shot then stop at the last florida key, dry something or other as a weather hold, and make the 280 mile journey. 280/8 = 35 hours
                  I have already explored the gulf states twice...

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